Rescue time is a piece of software that runs in the background of your PC, MAC, phone or smart device and tracks your use of different applications or websites you are accessing. You set up an account and can use it across all your devices to track your time on specific areas that you customise when you create the account. Using these categories at the end of the week it then provides you with an activity report with how much time you have spent in different areas. You can set alerts that let you know when you have spent a certain amount of time on a particular area, like e-mails, social media or entertainment.
While it all sounds great, and compared to some of the other time management apps out there, there are still some flaws. The most obvious one is that to get the additional features like blocking distractions, or more detailed reports to help you make the changes you need to boost your productivity score, you will need to upgrade from the lite to the premium package at $9 per month.
What’s good about it: It will give you a better idea of how you are actually spending your electronic time and PC Magazine agrees it’s the best time management tracker on the market.
What’s not so good: The extra features of the premium version make it stand out, it’s just a shame you have to pay a premium price for it.